Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004)
Susan Sontag is dead. She died of leukemia earlier today, age 71. I only just started reading her less than a year ago, and now she's dead. This is what caught my fancy: Against Interpretation. A fantastic essay.
I know it seems shallow posting an obituary for a single person when at least 60.000 people have just died in SE Asia, but I can't really cope with that.